Sadibou Sy said he wanted a viral knockout in the final regular season bout of the year, and he may have accomplished his goal.
At 2023 PFL 6 at Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta, Sy (15-6-2), the 2022 welterweight season winner, took on Shane Mitchell (13-6) in the co-main event. A majority of the bout was spent in striking exchanges on the feet, until Sy landed a beautiful wheel kick at 1:35 of the third round.
The fight started out competitive, with both fighters landing well on the feet. However, Sy was more accurate and offered a higher volume, including a lightning-quick wheel kick that would have ended Mitchell’s night had it connected.
In the third round, Sy was well ahead in the fight and a had a playoff spot already clinched, but he still hunted for that highlight moment. He went for the wheel kick again and this time he connected, sending Mitchell crashing to the canvas for the walkoff finish.
Check out video of the finish below (via Twitter):
2023 PFL 6 live and official results
Sy finished both of his 2023 regular season bouts. At 2023 PFL 3, he stopped Jarrah Al-Silawi with knees and punches in the second round. On Friday, his playoff spot was secure with any win, draw, or even a loss after the second round. However, he opted to go for the highlight moment and it paid off immensely.
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